Philippians 1:23
Good News Translation
I am pulled in two directions. I want very much to leave this life and be with Christ, which is a far better thing;

Contemporary English Version
It is a hard choice to make. I want to die and be with Christ, because this would be much better.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I am straitened between two: having a desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ, a thing by far the better.

New American Bible
I am caught between the two. I long to depart this life and be with Christ, [for] that is far better.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But I am straitened between two: having a desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ, a thing by far the better.

in.

2 Samuel 24:14 And David said to Gad: I am in a great strait: but it is better that I should fall into the hands of the Lord (for his mercies are many) than into the hands of men.

1 Thessalonians 2:1,13 For yourselves know, brethren, our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: . . .

Luke 12:50 And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized. And how am I straitened until it be accomplished?

2 Corinthians 6:12 You are not straitened in us: but in your own bowels you are straitened.

a desire.

Luke 2:29,30 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace: . . .

John 13:1 Before the festival day of the pasch, Jesus knowing that his hour was come, that he should pass out of this world to the Father: having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

2 Corinthians 5:8 But we are confident and have a good will to be absent rather from the body and to be present with the Lord.

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.

with.

Job 19:26,27 And I shall be clothed again with my skin, and in my flesh I shall see my God. . . .

Psalm 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the hand of hell, when he shall receive me.

Luke 8:38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying:

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be with me in paradise.

John 14:3 And if I shall go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself: that where I am, you also may be.

John 17:24 Father, I will that where I am, they also whom thou hast given me may be with me: that they may see my glory which thou hast given me, because thou hast loved me before the creation of the world.

Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, invoking and saying: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:8 But we are confident and have a good will to be absent rather from the body and to be present with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air: and so shall we be always with the Lord.

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me: Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. From henceforth now, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours. For their works follow them.

far.

Psalm 16:10,11 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption. . . .

Psalm 17:15 But as for me, I will appear before thy sight in justice: I shall be satisfied when thy glory shall appear.

Psalm 73:24-26 Thou hast held me by my right hand; and by thy will thou hast conducted me, and with thy glory thou hast received me. . . .

Revelation 7:14-17 And I said to him: My Lord, thou knowest. And he said to me: These are they who are come out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb. . . .

Context
To Live is Christ
22And if to live in the flesh: this is to me the fruit of labour. And what I shall choose I know not. 23But I am straitened between two: having a desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ, a thing by far the better. 24But to abide still in the flesh is needful for you.…
Cross References
John 12:26
If any man minister to me, let him follow me: and where I am, there also shall my minister be. If any man minister to me, him will my Father honour.

2 Corinthians 5:8
But we are confident and have a good will to be absent rather from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Philippians 1:24
But to abide still in the flesh is needful for you.

2 Timothy 4:6
For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.

Additional Translations
I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better indeed.

But I am pressed between the two, having the desire to depart and to be with Christ, indeed very much better,

For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

But I am in a strait betwixt the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ; for it is very far better:

But I am pressed by both, having the desire for departure and being with Christ, [for] [it is] very much better,

But I am in a strait betwixt the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ; for it is very far better:

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

I am in a dilemma, my earnest desire being to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better.

But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.

for I am pressed by the two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, for it is far better,
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